We as teenagers are often defined as shallow, naive, and sometimes uncompassionate youngsters.
Most of this recognition comes from our common failure to take social risks and possess an open mind.
We are all one student body, yet we are so separated in many aspects. Much of the segregation exists
because we are unable to look past appearances. What gives designer clothes, thick lensed glasses, or
different hairstyles the authority to determine if we are people who are worth knowing? Would you feel
hurt if people rejected you because you had a few pimples on your face? Would it be fair? These days,
there is too much emphasis on looks. If everyone would take a brief moment to see the shining wit or
loving personality in a person instead of his or her body, then the world would unmistakably be a better
There are many truly great and natural differences among people. “Nerds” are not “football
players.” Their talents, skills, and capacities are not the same. An unalterable condition in human society
It is important to remember that our harmony depends on our effort and ability to accept others in whatever form they come, even if they are different in ethnicity, religion, or appeara!nce. Drawn by our natural tendencies to fall into peer pressure, in our feelings of inadequacy, we constantly seek to form exclusive associations or "cliques. Within the most unattractive people can lie the most caring hearts. Sadly, they both have too much significance in our superficial expectations. Remember, true beauty lies within. Ignore the false perceptions of beauty that society has imposed on us. The intellectual nature of the human person needs to be perfected by wisdom, for wisdom gently attracts the minds of mankind in a quest for love of what is true and good. Man is a person endowed by our Creator with gifts of body and mind. We, as imperfect sinners, do not have the right to judge or question His wisdom. For by interior qualities, he can overcome the whole sum of mere things. Life requires varied aptitudes, diverse services, and miscellaneous types of people to carry on its affairs as life as a whole. that the lowest cannot be made equal with the highest. Let there be no more victims of discrimination.